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Spokane attorney charged with forging judge’s signatures

A Spokane attorney pleaded not guilty Wednesday to six felony charges relating signatures on court orders from Superior Court Judge Maryann Moreno, who later told police investigators were forged.


City Council lays out timeline for new police chief search

The Spokane City Council is asking Mayor David Condon to name a new police chief appointment by Sept. 30. The process requested by the council would place police Capt. Brad …


SPD leadership shakeups delay analysis of police stops

Recent leadership shakeups in the Spokane Police Department have sidelined a department project to analyze data on the race of people stopped by police officers.



Downtown Spokane police captain suspended over used office furniture dispute

An internal investigation into a Spokane Police Department’s captain showed concerns over moving furniture from the downtown precinct came from city administrators.


Shawn Vestal: Downtown police presence must not be forgotten in shift from STA Plaza

Remember the great downtown panic of 2013? A sense of desperation about hooliganism and visible homelessness reigned. Business owners complained about unruly crowds. Tales of aggressive panhandlers were told in …


Police captain back on duty after investigation into furniture move

Spokane Police Capt. Brad Arleth is no longer on paid administrative leave, a police spokeswoman confirmed Thursday evening.


Council members seek proof that downtown police precinct move will save money

Spokane City Council members are calling for city and police leaders to show how two-week old move of the downtown police precinct will save the city money.


STA no longer will pay a police officer’s salary following precinct move

Spokane Transit Authority will no longer pay the salary for a downtown Spokane police officer following the department’s decision to move the downtown police precinct away from the STA Plaza.


Office furniture the cause of police captain’s administrative leave

Brad Arleth, the downtown precinct police captain, was placed on leave Monday after a member of the city administration filed a complaint alleging Arleth was insubordinate when he moved furniture …


Spokane leaders mum on suspension of police captain

Interim Spokane police Chief Rick Dobrow remained tight-lipped Tuesday about his reasons for placing the leader of the downtown police precinct on leave, saying only that it was related to …


Spokane police chief places leader of downtown precinct on leave

A high-ranking Spokane police officer was placed on leave today pending an internal investigation. Capt. Brad Arleth, who runs the department’s downtown precinct, will be paid while on leave, said …


Spokane police give out few marijuana citations

Riverfront Park might be the worst place to get high in Spokane. Data from Spokane Municipal Court shows marijuana users are far more likely to be fined for consuming pot …


Riverfront Park increasing security patrols this summer

Officials at Riverfront Park hope to crack down on vandalism by increasing the hours security officers patrol during the summer. It’s part of a larger push to boost park security …


Straub: Police reorganization a necessary ‘series of changes’

Spokane Police Chief Frank Straub this month launched his second major reorganization of the police department this year and said he may not be done making changes. “I’m not going …


Job shuffle leaves top police positions vacant

A shakeup in the Spokane Police Department has left three top jobs vacant and no uniformed officers within much of the command staff. The latest change came Wednesday when the …


Police chief fills four of 13 exempt positions

Four of the 13 new public safety departments created by the Spokane City Council on Monday will soon have permanent leaders likely to keep the bigger paychecks most of them …


Police face reorganization

The Spokane Police Department, hoping to restore public confidence, will embark on a major reorganization next month designed to make existing resources more efficient at achieving the ultimate goal of …


Police ‘expectations’ accentuate positive

The five guidelines that defined the administration of former Spokane police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick are history. Interim police Chief Scott Stephens told the city’s Use of Force Commission Thursday that …


Agencies work together to staff bomb unit

Multiple bomb scares and an alleged pipe-bomb murder attempt have kept the Spokane Explosive Disposal Unit busy in recent weeks. But the number of incidents isn’t unusual for the bomb …